Niagara Etsy Virtual Popup Series
Hey, friends! Can you believe it, this is our 4th year popping up at Small Talk Vineyards – Niagara’s bespoke winery and cidery?! Due to the Coronavirus our Spring popup series has been postponed until later this Summer/Fall. Instead, we’re hosting our very first Virtual Marketplace to celebrate our superstar vendor lineup. Although we might not be able to enjoy each other’s company in person right now, our camraderie and passion for all things handmade & local keeps us united. We encourage you, our community, to support entrepreneurs, artists, and innovators during this time if you are able to do so. Click on each category’s shop links to go directly to the artisan’s website.
Thank you for allowing us to do what we love! Stay engaged with all of the Niagara Etsy Artisan team on Facebook, Instagram, and our newsletter. We’re all in this together.
This cute, local St. Catharines shop is known for their sumptuous bamboo fabrics; rich textures, and killing it with their exceptional customer service. You might not think you need ANOTHER scrunchie, but if you don’t have one that feels like a cloud and holds your hair in place all day – you better get one from Cash! New product alert: aromatherapy heat bags! This item is dreamy, I own the neck/shoulder wrap design in the leopard.
A new scrunchie brand on the scene! Have a peak at their ‘gram and see the cute designs and fabric choices of maker Cloey. We scored an adorable Halloween one last Fall!
New to our community, Kapka is lovely and incredibly skilled at creating pieces that are both functional and ethereal fashions. Snuggle up on chilly evenings in one of her unique designs!
Have you ever met someone and instantly adored them? That’s Kelly of WNW! She’s most famous these days for the adorable themed baby Yoda dolls she creates. If you check out her shop, you’ll see the Easter Yoda. There’s also the perfect all season weight handmade butterfly sleeve sweaters. Kelly happily accepts custom orders and is lightening fast with her knitting needles.
One-of-a-kind jewellery that nourishes the mind, body, and soul. Be still my bead loving heart! From first glance it is evident that Carrie, owner of the brand, is a classically trained jewellery maker. Her designs set themselves apart with their simplistic elegance. All of her pieces are adjustable, no need to try on 15 bracelets until you find the perfect fit – fits easily on any wrist with the slide of a bead. The Spring collection (Hydrangea is our pick of the line) is now 20% off with FREE SHIPPING in Canada.
Asha Beads Co is a dream team; a mother and daughter working together to bring to life the vision of a 15 year old entrepreneur to life. Their jewelry is sophisticated and charming. The metal elements, tassles, and charms combined with natural stones gives each of their bracelets a personal feel. They live their passion for creating, together, spreading smiles to everyone around them. Pop over to look at their freshly updated website and read a bit more about their lives as makers.
Coconut Quartz was born out of a love for expression; a means to express your individuality & revel in it. Tangible, beautiful, items that are meant to be treasured. Each CQ piece is handcrafted with love. Positive intentions & Reiki imbued by Cheryl, a registered holistic nutritionist and level 2 reiki practitioner. Cheryl’s newest designs are highly original; and a mix of chunky, raw gemstones played against delicate metals. When you purchase a bracelet or mala from this artisan there’s a good chance the gemstone has been harvested and polished by this gem hobbyist. If you need assistance choosing the perfect gemstones for your lifestyle, wellness goals, or spiritual path Cheryl is a wealth of knowledge about their properties.
You probably own one of these sweet n’ soothing all natural lip treats already – they’re beyond popular in every corner SW Ontario. LSB was launched by a wellness & beauty brand executive turned handmade artisan and public speaker. Owner, Annette, has a passion for all things health & wellness and carefully selects each and every clean beauty ingredient chosen for line of lip, lash, and scent products. My personal fave item is, ALL of them. If I had to choose just one, it’d be the rose vanilla bean solid perfume. It’s perfection – heavenly rose mixed with warm vanilla is the ultimate feminine scent.
There’s always something fun & seasonal, too, like this month’s fill an Easter bunny with 3 lip balms special. If you are QLB (Quick Like a Bunny) you can catch her free shipping promotion while it lasts!
The hippie subsidiary to Miss Egress, this sister shop is your go to for fun every day environmentally friendly goods. While Julia has tempoarily closed down both shops for the next few weeks, I encourage you to bookmark her shops. If you follow along on her social media you can see how this seamstress is donating her time, supplies, and skills to help healthcare workers in Niagara. Who knew that she’d one day find a way to get to the bottom-ish of her fabric stash?!
Michelle started baking at a young age and never stopped. At 13 she took her first Wilton, It was then that she became addicted to spreading joy to her friends and family with her baked goods. Eventually, Michelle became a Wilton instructor and started teaching this course that shaped her destiny! Through all of her formal training and years studying the culinary arts her love of baking persisted. She even worked alongside Niagara’s baking queen Food Network star ; Anna Olsen! Offering a myriad of cakes, cookies, and confections her flavours and designs are complex and beautiful.
Want to create an impressive meal effortlessly? Lindsay is a trained chef and caterer that wanted to make it easy for people who didn’t have time or the skills to create flavourful dishes. Her compound butters had always been her go to add an elevated expereince to her meals. So, she began making them in small batches and selling them at the quaint, nestled against the vineyards, NOTL farmer’s market. Each week at the market Lindsay has something different to share, a new recipe for her butters, or a new seasonal flavour. There is a summer flavor that I think about pretty much all year – blueberry! A true locavore, all of her butters contain picked at the peak of ripeness local goods.
This micro fashion brand is a pioneer in the hip, handcrafted sector. Studio 6218 pretty much set the standard for all of the brands that came after them; introducing clever grow-with-me styles, and Canadiana themed beanies long before they were all the rage. Best of all, their fabric choices! Michelle, owner and seamstress, has all the moms asking for her pieces in adult sizing. Michelle, if you’re reading this; will you make me one of those gorgeous floral hoodies, pretty please? Pro tip: Don’t forget to keep up with them on social media because they frequently do giveaways and contests.
Home & Decor
Need some sunshine in your life?! This sign company, an absolute favourite throughout Niagara (and beyond), is known for their creative use of colourful paper to build beautiful designs. Alongside these masterpieces are her uplifting and humourous works – framed signs. Glancing at their social media you will see at least a dozen signs you NEED for your home! Each item is made 100% from scratch as this artisan combines woodworking with painting and stenciling to produce high quality artwork for you to cherish. Stroll, or drive past the downtown storefront of @littlechief.dog to see the cutest Spring window design made by Paper & Sunshine. Be sure to check in on their newly refreshed website – woot! https://www.paperandsunshine.com/
This is the stuff decor dreams are made of! Chunky fibre art, wooly clouds, pastel rainbows are the perfect evolution of the modern fibre art medium. There are fancy macreme buntings and some cool wall hangings – there’s even a shelf, too! Need a housewarming gift or a lighter feel in yor interior space? Pick something out from this talented fresh-on-the-scene artisan. When you shap handmade you’re making dreams come true!
Even though this adorable shop is on a break, I’d like you to bookmark them for when you need a personalized gift or are hosting a party. Their glassware is fully customizable, plus there’s lots of pre-made options and ideas. Dana is great to work with, a strong force of positivity AND she makes really clever things. Find her in a crowd easily: she’s got 3 feet of perfect cascading ringlets!
When you are in need of an enduring, classic gift – this is your best choice brand! But, it will be really hard to choose from all of the beautiful woods and designs. One super cute new product is the bread slice toast board – they’re just the right size to keep adjacent to your toaster. The veteran artisan market vendor, owner and woodworker Kevin, says ‘The best part about my work is being able to meet and interact with so many amazing people!’ He recently launched a super genius charcuterie board workshop series ‘Serenity & Sawdust’ and ‘Sip & Sawdust’ with local partners to bring everything Niagara loves together: wine, wellness, food, and handmade.
Have you ever bought a candle and found that it quickly burned through within a couple of hours? After repeatedly finding the same issue Barbara, owner of La Luxe Lucerna, did some research and found that the ingredients used are extremely important! This candle line is probably the most beautiful I’ve ever seen, their cute quips and affirmations make them the best gift. Totally crushing on the Secret Garden fragrance if anyone wants to surprise me…
Our beloved host venue, our summer home for the past three years! This place, the staff, the wine & cider – so many artisan friendships blossom here. Every fresh faced artisan that gets their start popping up here falls in love with this quaint, comfortable, everyone feels like family winery & cidery. While they are not currently open to the public for tours and tastings, PLEASE shop online and request local delivery. If you haven’t had the Bootleg cider, you haven’t had the best cider in the region. In the late summer there’s Niagara peach cider, this month there’s a new salted caramel flavour on tap – you should probably just join the cider of the month club so you can try them all.